Author: Jan Scholten
665.55.14 Vitex agnus-castus
Names: hagnos is the Greek and Castus the Latin for ‘as innocent as a lamb’ symbolising purity; a-gonos could also mean: no progeny.
French: Arbre chaste.
Culture: branches are laid on a novice’s path when she is entering the convent to become a nun in Italy.
Source: Stichting voorlichting natuurgeneeswijzen, July, August 1987.
Delusion: freedom and relationships are contradictory.
Relationships: fear to give themselves, fear partner will leave them, partner alcoholic.
Sad, despair, hypochondriac, suicidal, melancholy, apathy, mental distraction, self contempt, < abuse sexual powers, < incest, < seminal losses.
Sad, suicidal, puerperal mania with aversion to husband, baby and coition.
Indifference, discouraged, absentminded, forgetful, lack of courage.
Sexual power or desire heightened, later gone; incapacity; abhorrence.
Premature old age.
Delusion: life is empty, joyless, meaningless, < masturbation, sexual abuse.
Neurotic young men, homosexuals, lesbian, unmarried persons, monks, nuns.
They give and give, are not acknowledged, victims.
Deflated, empty, want of self-confidence, feels like nobody, worthless, useless.
Contemptuous of self.
Closed, inhibited, averse talking.
Discontented, < criticism, < slander.
Delusion: dying soon; sadness with impression of speedy death.
Delusion: never being good enough.
Dreams: amorous, voluptuous.
Dreams: anxious, frightful.
Dreams: being buried alive; death of relatives, friends.
Sensation: gnawing, itching, cobweb.
Weather: chilly, lack of vital heat, > open air.
Desire: cheese, meat, salt, sweet, fruit, fish, egg.
Aversion: red cabbage.
Physical: > pressure; > rest.
General: hypophysis problem, luteinizing hormone, prolactine.
Eyes: pain, gnawing, itching; pupils big, dilated; photophobia.
Nose: odour of herring or musk; aching in dorsum, > pressure.
Mouth: toothache, < hot food or drink.
Heart: hysterical palpitation with nose bleed; tachycardia, << tobacco.
Stomach: nausea; pain, burning, < coffee.
Abdomen: distended, < meal; as if intestines pressed downward, wants to support bowels; spleen swollen, sore.
Rectum: stools soft, recede, difficult; deep fissures in anus.
Male: urethritis, discharge yellow; gonorrhoea; erections, wanting, impotence, complete; genitals, testicles cold, relaxed, swollen, hard, painful, flaccid; ejaculation scanty, none, loss on straining at stool.
Female: menses scanty; pre-menstrual syndrome; dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, bleeding between menses; genitals relaxation; leucorrhoea transparent, staining yellow; transparent; prolapse; sterility, infertility; milk scanty, absent; < menopause; < oral contraception.
Back: pain, whiplash.
Limbs: sprains and strains.